Character Naming

As an Author naming your Character is an important step right after coming up with the plot. I am here to help you choose the right character name for you and your story.

Make sure your character name is Genre Appropriate. Make sure if it's a Historical Fiction novel or takes place in a real time period that the name was used then. Or if it's a fictionalized place then you can be as creative as you wish.

Just have fun with naming your character. It is after all your story.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013


Meaning: (Famous Wolf, Latinized form of Roul, the old French form of Rolf. Rollo (or Rolf) the Ganger was an exiled Viking who, in the 10th Century, became the first Duke of Normandy (c. 860-932). Variant of Roland used occasionally in continental Europe. It has been used as a given name in the English speaking world since the 19th Century.)

Origin: (Latin, English, German)

Pronunciation:  (RAHL-o, ROWLow)

Gender: Male

It’s the name of a character I read of in a book by Victoria Holt. I never understood the name it looks like the name of those Rolo caramel-chocolate candies. I saw this somewhere not long ago so I decided to add it to my blog. It does have strong meanings though.

1 comment:

  1. Rollo Beck is one of my absolute favourite boy names. I think it's so strong yet refined. Great choice.


I try to have the most accurate Meanings, Origin and Pronunciations for the names on this blog. It is best though to do research into the names you decide to use for your characters as there can be errors on my blog. Or meanings, origins, and pronunciations I have not seen thus not been able to add to this blog.

Try some of the leading Baby Name Sites and Baby Name or Character Naming books as well.

The baby name sites below are where I collect many of the Names, Origins, and Pronunciations I use on this blog.

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